Wrestling

Wrestling is a combat sport involving various styles by the two competitors. The player forces his/her opponent to touch the ground with some part of the body other than his feet. Wrestling is conducted in various styles. The sport can either be for entertainment purpose or for genuine competition.

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Vinesh Phogat pulls out of proposed wrestling camp

01 Aug 2020

Vinesh Phogat pulls out of proposed wrestling camp

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat is against the idea of holding a national camp with the cases of coronavirus increasing day by day.

The Undertaker announces retirement: A look at his WWE career

22 Jun 2020

The Undertaker announces retirement: A look at his WWE career

One of the greatest professional wrestlers, The Undertaker, has retired from WWE.

Wrestler Deepak Punia fourth Indian to seal Tokyo Olympics berth

21 Sep 2019

Wrestler Deepak Punia fourth Indian to seal Tokyo Olympics berth

India are aiming to end the ongoing World Wrestling Championships on a high after Deepak Punia secured an Olympics quota for the 2020 Tokyo event.

World Wrestling Championships: Sushil Kumar loses opening round bout

20 Sep 2019

World Wrestling Championships: Sushil Kumar loses opening round bout

Veteran wrestler Sushil Kumar lost in the opening round of the ongoing World Wrestling Championships on Friday.

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya seal Tokyo Olympic berths

19 Sep 2019

Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya seal Tokyo Olympic berths

India had another strong day at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships.

Happy Teachers Day: Ranking the best coaches in sports history

02 Sep 2019

Happy Teachers Day: Ranking the best coaches in sports history

Coaches are considered to be the best teachers in the world and even vice versa.

Bajrang Punia nominated for India's highest sporting honor

16 Aug 2019

Bajrang Punia nominated for India's highest sporting honor

Famed Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has been nominated for India's highest sporting honor - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Friday.

Tbilisi Grand Prix: Wrestler Bajrang Punia claims gold medal

11 Aug 2019

Tbilisi Grand Prix: Wrestler Bajrang Punia claims gold medal

Indian star wrestler Bajrang Punia's superb form has continued.

Independence Day 2019: A look at India's greatest sporting moments

09 Aug 2019

Independence Day 2019: A look at India's greatest sporting moments

India had always been a sports-crazy nation even before independence. However, their pinnacle came following their independence in 1947.

WWE: Do you know these amazing facts about The Undertaker?

04 Jun 2019

WWE: Do you know these amazing facts about The Undertaker?

The Undertaker is one such legend who never gives up.

WWE: Jon Moxley feels Triple H should run the company

02 Jun 2019

WWE: Jon Moxley feels Triple H should run the company

Jon Moxley aka Dean Ambrose has been in the news ever since he made a shocking move to AEW from WWE, a couple of months ago.

WWE: Here are some amazing facts about John Cena

27 May 2019

WWE: Here are some amazing facts about John Cena

John Cena is one of the most celebrated superstars in WWE.

WWE: Here are five relatively unknown facts about Finn Balor

21 May 2019

WWE: Here are five relatively unknown facts about Finn Balor

Reigning Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor is one superstar who made a name for himself during his stint with NXT.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Ritu Phogat on MMA, father's support and much more

12 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Ritu Phogat on MMA, father's support and much more

Indian women's wrestling ace Ritu Phogat had recently announced that she would now pursue Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silver

02 Mar 2019

UWW ranking series: Pooja wins gold, Sakshi gets silver

Indian wrestlers put in a commendable shift as they won four medals at the Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Ruse, Bulgaria.

Wrestler Ritu Phogat joins MMA, to train full-time in Singapore

26 Feb 2019

Wrestler Ritu Phogat joins MMA, to train full-time in Singapore

In an interesting development, Indian women's wrestling ace Ritu Phogat announced that she would now pursue Mixed Martial Arts or MMA.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Padma Shri, success, and more!

10 Feb 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Wrestler Bajrang Punia on Padma Shri, success, and more!

Bajrang Punia, one of the country's finest freestyle wrestlers, has won many medals in international events, including Commonwealth and Asian Games golds and a World Championship silver among others.

Top five WWE matches that ended in a draw

19 Dec 2018

Top five WWE matches that ended in a draw

When the most intense sporting duel is being experienced, we all want a decisive winner to emerge out of the match.

Five current WWE superstars who need a gimmick change soon

11 Dec 2018

Five current WWE superstars who need a gimmick change soon

The importance of gimmicks in pro-wrestling cannot be overstated, as the wrestlers only get popular if their gimmicks hit a chord with the fans.

Five things you would experience at a live WWE show

01 Dec 2018

Five things you would experience at a live WWE show

Most of us have watched WWE only on television and imagine the shows running a certain way, with the background music, voices of commentators, the commercial breaks, and everything in between.

Wrestlers Bajrang, Vinesh and Pooja awarded Grade A contracts

30 Nov 2018

Wrestlers Bajrang, Vinesh and Pooja awarded Grade A contracts

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has rolled out a grade-based contract system for wrestlers.

Five pro-wrestling facts that were hidden for long

24 Nov 2018

Five pro-wrestling facts that were hidden for long

There are many stipulations and methodologies, using which the pro-wrestling companies develop and serve their end-product to the audience.

Five WWE superstar names which have hidden meanings

21 Nov 2018

Five WWE superstar names which have hidden meanings

WWE superstars take on gimmicks and generally change their name, stylizing it according to the character.

Rakhi blames Tanushree for injuries; Tanushree loses faith in Jesus

16 Nov 2018

Rakhi blames Tanushree for injuries; Tanushree loses faith in Jesus

Over the past few weeks, the course of Tanushree Dutta's #MeToo movement has taken a different turn.

Five best wrestling stables in the world right now

27 Oct 2018

Five best wrestling stables in the world right now

Wrestling stables have been an integral part of wrestling since the early days, and a powerful group can do a lot to boost the ratings and create interesting story-lines.

Comic series on Dara Singh to motivate youth in Punjab

30 Aug 2018

Comic series on Dara Singh to motivate youth in Punjab

The heroic exploits of legendary Dara Singh, in the ring and outside it, would soon come in a graphic avatar as a comic book series is set to be launched on the wrestling icon's life.

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in contention for Khel Ratna award

29 Aug 2018

Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat in contention for Khel Ratna award

Asian Games 2018 gold medalists Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat are in the race for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat gets engaged at airport

28 Aug 2018

Asian Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat gets engaged at airport

Having won a historic gold medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta, wrestler Vinesh Phogat was on her way home when something special happened.

5 shocking deaths which happened inside the squared circle

24 Aug 2018

5 shocking deaths which happened inside the squared circle

Pro-wrestling might just be a sport, but it can't be denied that wrestlers put their bodies through unbelievable amount of pain and torture to entertain fans.

Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian woman-wrestler to win Asiad gold

20 Aug 2018

Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian woman-wrestler to win Asiad gold

Vinesh Phogat today created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Asian Games: Ace wrestler Sushil Kumar suffers a shocking exit

19 Aug 2018

Asian Games: Ace wrestler Sushil Kumar suffers a shocking exit

India's two-time Olympics medalist, Sushil Kumar, suffered a shocking first round defeat at the Asian Games 2018, being held in Indonesia.

Partners in Crime: The 5 best tag-teams in WWE ever

12 Aug 2018

Partners in Crime: The 5 best tag-teams in WWE ever

Tag-team is a separate category in wrestling which involves fighting in a team with only one member inside the ring at any given time.

Sakshi Malik opens up about her below-par performance in CWG

09 Aug 2018

Sakshi Malik opens up about her below-par performance in CWG

Under the scanner for her below-par performance in the run-up to the Asian Games, Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik is feeling the heat but insists that athletes never stop aiming for medals.

Which are the greatest WWE matches of all time?

22 Jul 2018

Which are the greatest WWE matches of all time?

What makes a WWE match interesting is the tension, drama, ups and downs, great moves and comebacks, and of course the prize at stake.

Indian WWE superstar Kavita Devi to compete in Mae-Young-Classic Tournament

21 Jul 2018

Indian WWE superstar Kavita Devi to compete in Mae-Young-Classic Tournament

Braun Strowman, a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar, has announced that Indian wrestler Kavita Devi will compete in the Mae Young Classic Tournament to be held next month in the US.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar scripts an unimpressive tale

05 Jul 2018

Wrestler Sushil Kumar scripts an unimpressive tale

One doesn't even see wrestler Sushil Kumar settling for silver medal but this time around, he was knocked out of the first bout itself.

3 Phogat sisters allowed to enter wrestling camp, Babita ignored

24 May 2018

3 Phogat sisters allowed to enter wrestling camp, Babita ignored

There was some respite for the Phogat sisters Geeta, Ritu and Sangeeta after they were allowed to enter the wrestling camp for the upcoming Asian Games.

All four 'indisciplined' Phogat sisters dropped from camp by WFI

17 May 2018

All four 'indisciplined' Phogat sisters dropped from camp by WFI

Owing to their regular tantrums and indiscipline, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) dropped all four Phogat sisters from the National camp for the Asian games.

21st CWG: Wrestlers seal four medals as Bajrang bags gold

13 Apr 2018

21st CWG: Wrestlers seal four medals as Bajrang bags gold

India's Bajrang Punia bagged the top prize in men's freestyle 65kg event to give the nation its 17th gold medal at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games.

Babita Phogat's father missed her Commonwealth-match due to no tickets

12 Apr 2018

Babita Phogat's father missed her Commonwealth-match due to no tickets

Parts of the hit movie 'Dangal' were fictionalized, but a particularly sentimental one almost came true.